How to turn off internal microphone

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  1. scissorband, Mar 27, 2012
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    scissorband macrumors member

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    I took a screenshot of the settings and as you can see it's picking up sound from my TV, talking on the phone, noises from outside, etc. even though I put everything on the lowest settings.

    Some solutions say to pick a different device but it only shows one for me.

    How can I turn it off completely?
     
  2. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    Can I ask how it's affecting you if you don't want to use it?
     
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Apart from physically unplugging it from your logicboard? You can't.

    Why does it matter anyway?
     
  4. scissorband thread starter macrumors member

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    Is it difficult to disconnect it from the board? I mean, I've replaced the RAM/hard drive before but apart from that I don't know how to go much further.
     
  5. stevenlangley1 macrumors regular

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    Dude didn't you know. The government is spying on us through our computers!! :p
     
  6. The Economist macrumors 6502

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    How do you know it isn't already turned off when not in use?
     
  7. loulou3265 macrumors newbie

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    To turn-off the MacBook Pro's internal mic.

    Hi!
    I've got a later 2009 17" MacBook Pro (using Leopard) and the way to shut-off the mic is this :
    open the Applications folder and open Utilities, click on Audio-Midi and click in the 3 MUTE boxes.
    That's it! (I guess Apple should've put these controls rather in the System Preferences dept.)
     

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